Jamshedpur, Aug. 7: Well-known Indian folk singer Malini Awasthi will perform at a musical soiree on August 15 (being the antim Somvari) at the Sakchi Gurudwara grounds, to mark the last Monday of the holy month of Shravan.
Awasthi, a recipient of this year’s Padma Shri sings in Hindi dialects like Bhojpuri, Awadhi and Bundelkhandi. The singer will perform with her 15-member troupe.
Amarpreet Singh Kale, founder of Har Har Mahadev Seva Sangh, a philanthropic outfit, which will organise the musical function said that this year the programme will be organised in a grand manner.
” We are making arrangements to accommodate a crowd of about 25,000 people at the venue of the function. Much care is being taken for safety and security of the audience who turn out in large numbers at the annual musical programme,” said Kale speaking at a news meet today.
Kale, who is also a senior state BJP leader said that a huge waterproof pandal is being constructed at the venue of the programme. ” We have requested the East Singhbhum district administration to provide proper security at the ground for the function,” he said adding that the idea behind the annual programme which will enter its 15th year, was to promote peace and harmony.
This year’s another attraction will be a shivling of 12 ft high made specially for musical extravaganza. Special illuminations will also be made on the stretch of Kalimati Road in front of Sakchi Gurdwara. Free bhog prasad will distributed among the audience.
Popular Bhojpuri singers Manoj Tiwary, Kalpana Patwari and Devi had also staged performances here in the past.
One of the highlights of the function will be the Sangh Ratna Award, which was instituted three year back for professional excellence and distinguished service. This year, the jury announced social worker Beily Bodhanwala and journalist Radhey shyam Agrawal as winners.
According to Singh, the purpose of holding the show was to promote peace and harmony. “People of all faiths look forward for this event and we try and organise the programme in a grand manner ever year,” Kale said.